seraphim

plural noun
ser·​a·​phim | \ ˈser-ə-ˌfim How to pronounce seraphim (audio) , -ˌfēm \

Definition of seraphim

1 : an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy
2 singular, plural seraphim : one of the 6-winged angels standing in the presence of God

Examples of seraphim in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Supported by a flight of blue seraphim, God presides over an image of the entire world, which the artist has abstracted into concentric circles. Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2021 Against all this, Marwood’s violin dug deep through double stops and soared high with angelic resonance — think many-eyed seraphim, not Precious Moments figurine. BostonGlobe.com, 28 July 2021 There are angels, seraphim, cherubim, holy chariots. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of seraphim

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for seraphim

Late Latin seraphim, plural, seraphs, from Hebrew śĕrāphīm

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“Seraphim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seraphim. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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